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vessel to zero in on one of their ships. japanese defense ministry officials are leveling some serious accusations at the chinese military. they say crew members on a chinese ship locked their weapons radar on a japanese vessel. they say the incident happened last week near the senkaku islands in the east china sea. japan controls the islands. china and taiwan claim them. defense ministry officials say last wednesday the crew of a chinese frigate directed fire control radar on a self-defense force destroyer. the ships were about three kilometers apart. the officials say the crew of a chinese frigate directed the same kind of radar last month at a japanese helicopter. officers used fire-control raid tore lock on to objects at which missiles can be fired. the chinese did not launch any missiles. still, japanese defense ministry officials say the incident was extremely unusual. diplomats lodged a protest with chinese authorities. defense officials are trying to find out who made the decision to lock on. now, the u.s. state department spokesperson expressed her concern over the incident. >
. >> thursday was not a good day for chuck hagel, president obama's tourist to be his next defense secretary. his old friend and fellow vietnam veteran john mccain jump all over hagel for opposing the surge in iraq. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said the search would be the most dangeus foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? correct or incorrect? yes or no? are you going to answer the question, senator hagel? the question is, were you right or wrong? i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong. and you are free to elaborate. >> i am not going to give you a yes or no answer -- >> let the record show that you refuse to answer the question. >> he finally gave the answer he wanted to give. >> i saw the suffering and consequences of a war. i did second think the search. would this be worth the sacrifice? we lost almost 1200 dead americans during that period was it required, necessary? >> how much of that exchange was political, how much was personal, and how much was related to our defense policy, mark? >> 92, 11, 13. [laughter] a lot of it was personal. one
they're not behind the incidents. >>> the u.s. defense secretary says it could have had grave consequences. l leon panetta says it could inflame intentions. >> they have to be part of family of nations in that region working together. >> panetta said the united states, south korea and japan will do everything possible to ensure their territories are secu secure. he called on china to avoid antagonizing other nations. the former secretary of state said u.s. officials oppose any unilateral moves aimed at undermining japan's control. >>> as north korea prepares to test another nuclear weapon, the south's top military commander has warned that yan may be trying to develop a hydrogen bomb. the chairman of south korea's joint chiefs of staff was speaking to parliament's defense committee on wednesday. he said the military believes pyongyang may detonated a boosted fission weapon, which has greater explosive power. he said the test may. north korea announced the test last month in a move against sanctions by the u.n. security council. the test may use highly enriched uranium and that
on the bus and suffered severe injuries. the defense lawyer said his client had provided full identification of all five accused. the bus inside the lock up and various belongings. members of the victim's family spoke to the media. her brother says they are counting on the court impose and nothing less than the death penalty. >> we are not interested in the recommendations of the justice committee. we are only concerned about our case, and we want them hanged. then the indians have been demonstrating throughout the country for weeks to demand better treatment for women. the protests seemed to be working. the interior ministry has increased the penalty for rape to a minimum of 20 years in prison and approved the death penalty if rape victims are killed. >> it is the first visit by an iranian head of state. >> we go to cairo to learn more about the summit. ties between iran and egypt have improved since the revolution, but they still do not agree on how to solve the conflict in syria. in germany, citizens remain up in arms about the prospect of having to bail out failed banks and eu government
minister can remain in office with a blemish like this. >> in 2011, the then defense minister resigned after being stripped of the document for copying parts of his dissertation from other sources. it could be embarrassing for angela merkel i of one of her closest colleagues is now forced out under similar circumstances. >> how likely is that? for more now, we go to our political correspondent. hohohow much of a blow is this o angela merkel and germany's political establishment in general, following the resignation, as we heard in that report, of the defense minister of the same type of fraud and deception? >> it is a blow, of course. at the moment, schavan is saying that the allegations of intention of plagiarism are not fair, that they are untrue, and that she will fight them in the courts, but the political damage has been done. the university has revoked her title. one can hardly imagine anything more embarrassing for an education minister. when she comes back from south africa at the end of the week, i suspect she will have a long, very hard talk to the chancellor. she realizes th
and maintain port facilities but india's defense minister has some questions about this deal. >>> defense officials worry the chinese are trying to increase influence in the indian ocean following similar efforts in the south china sea. >>> south korea's next leader is calling people to come together with strategies in dealing with north korea. military leaders in pyongyang are claiming to carry out another nuclear test. >> translator: now is the time for both ruling and opposition parties to unite and call on north korea to stop its reckless behavior. >> park met with the leader of the opposition democratic united party and the party, hwang woo-yea. they promised to work together. park will be sworn in later this month. she said further nuclear tests head of the ruling could hurt efforts by the south's new government to rebuild trust with the north. they're trying to use their influence with pyongyang. officials say wanted pass along the request that the north koreans exercise restraint and he reportedly dismissed the demands. >>> populous. prosperous. pushing ahead. china's rise brought
be the best defense. >>> a japanese ballerina in egypt has found life more difficult since the start of the arab spring two years ago. on the street affects what she does on the stage. nhk world has her story. ♪ >> reporter: the cairo ballet company was funded more than 45 years ago. they contain many dances from europe and even further away. three years ago, 24-year-old liza ocha became the first asian to hold a position of prima ballerina. she came to egypt six years ago, when she was just 18. she chose the company because of its strong reputation. >> people here are friendly. i feel comfortable. it's my sixth year. now i feel like this is the place where i belong. >> reporter: however, two years ago protests occurred in egypt. the upheavals have affected the ballerina dancers. >> translator: when there are demonstrations, it's dangerous to go outside. sometimes there are curfews. when that happens, all rehearsals are canceled. it can be hard to stay motivated with all that is going on. >> sometimes the principal male dancer misses rehearsals to join rallies in times square. he's
. the german defense minister opened the conference by focusing on the current conflicts in syria and moly -- mali and emphasizing the importance of ongoing cooperation between europe and the united states. them in the united nations has been gridlocked over syria for months, and often, these occasions provide a more informal opportunity for an exchange of ideas. one of the most prominent speakers will be vice president joe biden of the u.s., and he stopped off in berlin on the way to the meeting. >> the u.s. vice-president peter were when visit to the german capital and his first to the german chancellery. he held an equally brief press conference after talks with chancellor merkel, giving high praise for trans-atlantic relations. the two reportedly discussed conflicts in syria and moly -- mali but made no public statements on the matter. his next stop is munich for an annual security conference, a meeting of high-ranking international policy makers, and mali and syria will be at the top of the agenda. >> the situation in the entire region is very dangerous, and we have to prevent it from
minutes. after the break, leverkusen cranking up on the dortmund defense. this shot was a set of right after the hour mark. and then popping and to equalize with this header. celebration on the were cruelly short. >> it makes it easy to make mistakes. >> that is all he needed. he pounced to make it 3-2 dortmund. >> this "-- this comes close to what people expect for a final match. >> delayed penalty mess, but dortmund holds on. >> fans of the baltimore ravens are celebrating their win in the super bowl. sunday's game was watched by 1 billion people. >> there was singing even without a lip syncing. we start with the fans basking in the glow of victory. >> baltimore partying in purple four hours after kick off. ravens fans were ecstatic at the their team's upset victory. the ravens got off to a powerful start with joe flacco's passes taking them to a 6-3 lead at halftime. beyonce gave a dazzling halftime performance but soon after, the superdome suffered a power outage. then the forty-niners came back racking up 17 straight points. 5 yards away from a winning touchdown, san francisco sur
, these high priced legal defense firms that represent the banks. and then they go back to government again. and it's this sort of, this coterie of, you know, 100, 200 lawyers who really run this entire thing. and it's all the same people on both sides. >> lanny breuer was one of them. he was in a very prestigious washington law firm. jack lew, the new incoming secretary of the treasury, if he gets approved, served three years at citigroup. his record there, according to "the wall street journal" was not very lustrous for a man who's about to take over the treasury department. but "the wall street journal" suggests that he got his job, not because he had the experience, but because he was a crony of robert rubin. >> jack lew served in the clinton administration. i think he worked in the omb in the, you know, office of management of the budget. and he was one of the key players in helping pass the repeal of glass-steagall. and, you know, this is kind of the way it works. it's not a one to one, you know, obvious connection. but, you know, glass-steagall was repealed specifically to legalize t
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